Report: Ohio State tackle visits Bears for Top 30 visit
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Report: Ohio State tackle visits Bears for Top 30 visit


by - Senior Editor -

Ohio State offensive tackle Dawand Jones is making his rounds in the NFL draft process, with his latest stop being a visit with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. According to reports, Jones had a Top 30 visit with the Bears, adding to the already long list of offensive line prospects the team has shown interest in.

Jones, a 6'8", 360-pound tackle, has been making waves in the draft community since his standout performance at the Senior Bowl. Despite his massive size, Jones moves incredibly well and was dominant in one-on-one drills during the week of practice. His efforts earned him a lot of attention and praise from scouts and analysts, with some even projecting him as a first-round pick.

While the buzz around Jones as a first-rounder may have cooled off a bit, there's no denying his potential at the next level. He was a first-team All-American in 2022, as recognized by CBS Sports, and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in each of his last two years with the Buckeyes.

What makes Jones so intriguing as a prospect is his combination of size, athleticism, and technical ability. He has the physical tools to be a force in the run game, and his footwork and hand usage are both impressive for someone his size.

For the Bears, offensive line help is a top priority heading into the draft. They've already made some moves in free agency to address the position, but adding a prospect like Jones could provide even more long-term stability to the group.

As the draft draws nearer, it will be interesting to see where Jones ultimately ends up. But there's no denying that he has the talent and potential to be a star at the next level, and his visit with the Bears is just another step in his journey towards achieving that goal.

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